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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 19, 2012 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Ticket Scam

Well my girlfriend in 1990 was a manager at Kinko's Copies, and had access to a color copy machine and card stock quite similar to that used by ticket manufacturers. I'm a little ashamed to admit we made some copies of friend's tix for shows we got shut out of mail order for during more than one tour that year. I was pretty obsessed with making them look "just exactly perfect." I'd never pass these off on anyone unsuspecting, or try to sell them or anything shitty like that, but for personal use we were not above trying to scam our way into the concert with them. Sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn't, but more often than not they did.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 19, 2012 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Ticket Scam

Curious as to what happened when they did not? Did they just not allow you into venue and/or did you have to give them a story, such as, bought bogus ticket in the lot? Not passing any judgment, just curious.

I once got into MSG by going in with friends who had tix and I handed a $20 to the ticket taker. Only time I tried that and it worked. Luck of the draw?

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 19, 2012 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Ticket Scam

Nothing too dramatic, I was just not let in and the fake ticket confiscated. Actually I guess I exaggerated a bit because I only did this during spring and fall tour 1990, and the only venue it didn't work in was McNichol's Arena in CO late that year. I had real tix for the first two shows and fake for the third. Interestingly my friend got in with those the same tix but I was shut out...the power of being a pretty blond I guess.

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Poster: bailey-g Date: Mar 19, 2012 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Ticket Scam

Helps to choose your ticket-taker wisely. As in,avoid the old frowning dude with a buzz cut and go to the young dude that looks like he'd rather be anywhere else. That's right,ticket-taker profiling!
Thinking more for the 'pat down' than ticket scammin'. Same idea though.